November 4, 2004
Will John Ashcroft be leaving the Attorney General's position? According to AP wires Ashcroft aides say he will be leaving before President Bush starts his next term. What effect might this have on the prosecution of white collar crime? Will the Thompson Memo continue? Will respect for the attorney-client privilege take a different course? (Yes, it was Attorney General John Ashcroft who issued the Bureau of Prison Order that authorized the monitoring of attorney-client conversations in jail.) Many questions for right now. If Ashcroft resigns, the course of the DOJ is likely not to change in the fight against terrorism, but can we say the same for white collar prosecutions?